Helping Kids Find Safety in Challenging Times
Live Webinar / Mon, July 20 @ 9 pm ET
Current events have thrown everyone’s world upside down, especially children. They have struggled with sights and sounds of our country grappling with racial injustice on top of a loss of social connection with friends and family as a result of the pandemic. Parents are looking for ways to address the emotional responses from their children in reaction to these events. What can parents say to their children who are scared, angry, lonely or anxious? How can they help their children address those emotions?
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen, author of Playful Parenting and The Opposite of Worry, to explore how a playful approach can help children communicate deep feelings, connect with others, and work through stressful situations. Through revealing stories from his work as a psychologist specializing in play therapy and the latest research, Dr. Cohen will share guidance for parents to bolster their children’s resilience, curiosity, and confidence as we face upheaval in our communities.
Your enrollment includes access to video recording, an audio version that you can listen to podcast style, and handouts!
Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., is the author of PLAYFUL PARENTING and THE OPPOSITE OF WORRY. He is a licensed psychologist specializing in parenting, children's play, and play therapy. In addition to his private therapy practice, he is also a speaker and consultant to public and independent schools and community groups, and a teacher of parenting classes and classes for daycare teachers. Dr. Cohen is also the co-author, with Anthony DeBenedet, of The Art of Roughhousing. He wrote two books about children's friendships and peer relationships with Michael Thompson and Catherine O'Neill Grace: Best Friends, Worst Enemies, and Mom, They're Teasing Me. His books have been translated into fourteen languages.
Dr. Cohen attended Haverford College and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University.
He lives in Portland, Oregon. He and his wife Liz have two grown children and a granddaughter.
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